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'''Humboldt''' is a server residing in the CSL [[Machine Room]], currently serving the [[Iodine]] [https://iodine.tjhsst.edu/ development site], and a patchless systemimager system.
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'''Humboldt''' is a server residing in the CSL [[Machine Room]] that is currently used as a host for virtual machines using the OpenVZ virtualization technology. Currently, it hosts [[monitor1]] and [[monitor2]], although it is capable of hosting many more.
  
 
{{Server Tech Specs |
 
{{Server Tech Specs |
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     ram = 2GiB |
 
     ram = 2GiB |
 
     nic = 2 x Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 <nowiki>[Ethernet Pro 100]</nowiki> (rev 08) |
 
     nic = 2 x Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 <nowiki>[Ethernet Pro 100]</nowiki> (rev 08) |
     hds = 73.4 GB |
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     hds = 40.0 GB in RAID-1 |
 
     os = Debian GNU/Linux Testing
 
     os = Debian GNU/Linux Testing
 
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
* Do '''not''' upgrade PHP5 unless you really know what you are doing. We are (for the most part) using custom built Debian packages, to build PHP5 modules that are not the standard in Debian. You will break [[Iodine]] if you upgrade it mindlessly.
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* Unless a keyboard is plugged in, humboldt will hang at the BIOS when starting up or rebooting. Unless you know there is a keyboard plugged in, please do not reboot humboldt.
* The power supply for humboldt is located near the front of the case. The power cord goes through the inside of the box and out the back. It's rather confusing at first.
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* In the event of a power outage, humboldt will automatically come back online, starting all of the virtual machines per the configuration in /etc/vz/conf. If you need a virtual machine to boot on machine startup, remember to use vzctl with the --onboot switch (and the --save switch to save the setting).
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* The power supply for humboldt is located near the front of the case. The power cord goes through the inside of the box and out the back.  
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* Even though humboldt has space for three hot-swappable hard drives (theoretically four, but we don't have an enclosure for a hard drive and the spot is taken by a floppy), the hard drives are NOT hot-swappable. At the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, humboldt's scsi died, so the hard drives are now connected using IDE.
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* Humboldt's BIOS is '''EXTREMELY''' slow, even with quickboot enabled, so please do not play around with it unless you have a lot of time on your hands.
  
 
[[Category:Servers]]
 
[[Category:Servers]]
 
[[Category:Servers named after penguins]]
 
[[Category:Servers named after penguins]]

Revision as of 17:46, 14 February 2007

Humboldt is a server residing in the CSL Machine Room that is currently used as a host for virtual machines using the OpenVZ virtualization technology. Currently, it hosts monitor1 and monitor2, although it is capable of hosting many more.

Technical Specifications

Server Type Hardware type::
CPU 933MHz Pentium III (Coppermine)
RAM 2GiB
Hard Disks 40.0 GB in RAID-1
OS Debian GNU/Linux Testing
Purchase Date

Notes

  • Unless a keyboard is plugged in, humboldt will hang at the BIOS when starting up or rebooting. Unless you know there is a keyboard plugged in, please do not reboot humboldt.
  • In the event of a power outage, humboldt will automatically come back online, starting all of the virtual machines per the configuration in /etc/vz/conf. If you need a virtual machine to boot on machine startup, remember to use vzctl with the --onboot switch (and the --save switch to save the setting).
  • The power supply for humboldt is located near the front of the case. The power cord goes through the inside of the box and out the back.
  • Even though humboldt has space for three hot-swappable hard drives (theoretically four, but we don't have an enclosure for a hard drive and the spot is taken by a floppy), the hard drives are NOT hot-swappable. At the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, humboldt's scsi died, so the hard drives are now connected using IDE.
  • Humboldt's BIOS is EXTREMELY slow, even with quickboot enabled, so please do not play around with it unless you have a lot of time on your hands.